Kalimpong (Nepali: कालेबुङ kālēbuṅg; Bengali: কালিম্পং kālimpôṅg; Tibetan: ཀ་སྦུག) is a hill station in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located at an average elevation of 1,250 metres. The town is the headquarters of the Kalimpong subdivision, a part of the district of Darjeeling. The Indian Army’s 27 Mountain Division is located on the outskirts of the town.
Kalimpong is known for its educational institutions, many of which were established during the British colonial period.It used to be a gateway in the trade between Tibet and India before China’s annexation of Tibet and the Sino-Indian War. Kalimpong and neighbouring Darjeeling were major centres calling for a separate Gorkhaland state in the 1980s, and more recently in 2010.
The municipality sits on a ridge overlooking the Teesta River and is a tourist destination owing to its temperate climate, magnificent Himalayan beauty and proximity to popular tourist locations in the region. Horticulture is important to Kalimpong: It has a flower market notable for its wide array of orchids; nurseries, which export Himalayan grown flower bulbs, tubers and rhizomes, contribute to the economy of Kalimpong.
|Name||Company||Area Planted [Ha]||Grant Area [Ha]||Revenue District||Sub Division||Plantation District|
|Ambiok Tea Estate||Anand Gopal Tea Co. (Darjeeling) Pvt Ltd.||128.79/ 375?||280.34||Darjeeling||Kalimpong||Darjeeling|
|Fagu Tea Estate||Ellenbarrie Tea Co. Ltd||228.52||564.7||Darjeeling||Kalimpong||Darjeeling|
|Kumai Tea Estate||Snow View Tea Co. (P) Ltd||286.92/ 306||587.62||Darjeeling||Kalimpong||Darjeeling|
|Mission Hill Tea Estate||Asha Tea Co.Pvt.Ltd.||190.15/ 200-209||227.11/ 365||Darjeeling||Kalimpong||Darjeeling|
|Samabeong Tea Estate||Darjeeling Trading Ltd||133||707||Darjeeling||Kalimpong||Darjeeling|
|Upper Fagu Tea Estate||Sombaria Company Ltd.||0/ 190||490.53/ 227||Darjeeling||Kalimpong||Darjeeling|